New Delhi :
A biopic based on Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is set to hit theatres soon. Interestingly, the film was made with the support of central government-run film body NFDC (National Film Development Corporation), even as Arvind Kejriwal has love-hate relationship with the centre.
The movie “An Insignificant Man" by Khushboo Ranka and Vinay Shukla showcases the remarkable rise of Arvind Kejriwal as a former taxman, an IIT graduate, from campaigner to fledgling politician to chief minister of Delhi.
NFDC, which reports to I&B ministry, provided its support to the film in 2014 by keeping it in a ‘’work in progress’’ category in the Film Bazaar for the Indian film festival. The film will debut at the Toronto film festival next month.
"We worked as ordinary citizens armed with the tools of journalism - a camera, a mic and curiosity," Vinay Shukla told a news agency.
Furthermore, the film was launched with the working title of “Proposition for a Revolution". After its turn at the festival, the directors didn't find it hard to swing crowd-funding. Around 400 hours of behind-the scenes footage shot over a year has been crunched into a 90-minute film.
The makers of the film promise a peak into ugly arguments as well as furious planning as India's newest party tried to find its feet in politics.
According to reports, NFDC denies mentoring the film and it says there wasn’t any sponsorship at any stage. However, the internal sources pin point that it was the NFDC's selection which helped finish the film and brought it crowd-funding.